decadence is an original anime series released in 2020 in the action and sci-fi genre. The script of the anime that is not a manga adaptation unlike the usual, was prepared by the author Hiroshi Seko, who also took part in the anime adaptation of Vinland Saga and Attack on Titan: Lost Girls† And Yuzuru Tachikawa, who we know with Mafia Psycho 100, is the director of the series. A fairly new studio and series creator, NUT entered the anime industry in 2017 with the anime adaptation of Carlo Zen’s light novel series Saga of Tanya the Evil. Funimation licensed Deca-Dence originally aired on AT-X, Tokyo MX, TVA, KBS Kyoto, Sun TV, BS11 from July 8, 2020 to September 23, 2020. Fans are looking forward to a second season after the only 12-episode season that also aired on Hulu TV† So has the anime been renewed for a second season?
What is the storyline of the Deca Dence?
Years have passed since humanity was threatened with extinction by the emergence of unknown life forms from Gadolls. The people who survived this peril now live in Deca-dence, a 3,000-foot fortress they built to protect themselves from the Gadoll threat. At a time when humans are nearing extinction, when we consider what they can do to defend themselves against gigantic creatures, the first thing that comes to mind is to build a gigantic castle. Especially when this is a mobile castle with 3,000 meter high walls, the burden of the Deca-Dence people is slightly reduced. Culturally, it is a major source of pride for the Japanese to unite and fight together against a great and powerful enemy.
The inhabitants of Deca-dence, on the other hand, are divided into two: Gears that fight the Gadolls on a daily basis and Tankers without combat skills. One day, tanker Natsume, burning with her dream of becoming Gear, meets Kaburagi, the weapons mechanic from Deca-dence. While Natsume is a girl with a positive attitude to life and has not given up on her dreams, Kaburagi is a realistic boy who has already given up on her dreams. The chance meeting of these two opposite poles will eventually turn the world upside down.
Will there be a second season of Deca Dence?
From February 2021at the time of writing, the anime has not yet come renewed for a second season† At the end of the last episode, which aired on September 23, we couldn’t see a signal for the second season. There is no official information yet on whether the series will get a new season. However, we can speculate with the forecasts.
As we mentioned before, the anime has original content and is not a manga or light novel adaptation. For this reason, there is no stock of source material for the second season of the series. However, when we reviewed the first season in general, the series gave all the answers to the audience. We can say that it has a satisfactory finish. Substantively, it doesn’t leave too much open for the second season and lacks an element of curiosity, which limits the possibilities of sequels.
Looking at its popularity, the evaluation results are positive on online platforms and according to Myanimelist data. However, the anime did not show enough success in disc sales. For an anime to have a new season, it is expected that there will be more than enough disc sales. This number is estimated at an average of 4,000. Due to the sharp drop in anime disc sales in 2020, 2,500-3,000 sales may be enough for another season. However, Deca Dence only sold about 800 in the first volume. A far cry from these values.
When is the second season release date?
The story had nothing to offer the public anymore and the anime did not achieve enough success in the sale of discs. As a result of this evaluation, the second season of Deca-Dence is highly unlikely. Yet the anime world is always full of surprises. If the creators and broadcasters renew the series for a new season, we won’t be able to see the second season until sometime in 2022, given the production time.